My favorite boutique was Chantal Thomass, a legendary French lingerie-as-fashion house that has been at the top of my wishlist for years. I first fell in love with the brand through the ad campaigns shot by Ellen von Unwerth. Unfortunately, the brand is somewhat difficult to find, although it is becoming increasingly available in the States and on the web.
One of the sets I purchased was the “Illusion” set. With pleated floral tulle and Chantilly lace bow accents, the detailing is so decadent, and the construction is equally superb.